Murphy Library

COVID-19 Library Updates: Murphy Library is committed to providing library services and access to collections while maintaining safe practices. Learn more about our updated library services.

Fall hours: September 7 - December 15    

      Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - midnight

      Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - midnight

      Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

      Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving recess: November 24 - November 28

      Wednesday, November 24: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      Thursday - Saturday, November 25 - 27: CLOSED

      Sunday, November 28: 11:00 a.m. - midnight

Finals week: December 16 (study day) - December 22

      Thursday, December 16 (study day): 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. 

      Friday, December 17: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

      Saturday, December 18: 7:30 a.m. - midnight

      Sunday, December 19: 11:00 a.m- 1:00 a.m.

      Monday - Tuesday, December 20 - 21: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

      Wednesday, December 22: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Fall 2021: September 7 - December 15

       Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

       Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

       Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Special hours: November 25 - 28

       Closed

Finals week: December 16 - 21

       Thursday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

       Monday - Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Winter 2022: December 22 - January 23

       By Email or Appointment

Fall 2021: September 7 - December 15

      Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

      Tuesday evenings: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

      Friday - Monday: CLOSED

In our commitment to public health and safety, we recommend visitors please call (608) 785-8511 or email ahead of your visit to schedule an appointment. Additionally, please wear face coverings inside our facilities and maintain proper physical distancing. 

General service updates:

  • Continued, limited services via email as possible. Please note that response times may be delayed due to high volume of requests.
  • Additional archival resources are available online at: Murphy Library Digital Collections.
  • Transfers of archival materials from the Wisconsin Historical Society and other Area Research Centers may take additional time due to COVID-19.
  • Please note, SC/ARC is closed on holidays and maintains reduced hours during university break/intersession periods such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, January-term, spring break, and summer. 

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Coffee Shop Hours: 

      Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

      Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

      Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED

For more information, please visit our Murphy's Mug information page.

Spring 2021

Tutoring hours vary depending upon subject. Please visit the Murphy Learning Center's schedule page to choose your subject and view available tutor times. This fall, most tutoring sessions will be via Canvas or a limited number of face-to-face tutoring by appointment only. Check the individual subject areas in the MLC Canvas course for availability. The Writing Center and Public Speaking Center are both offering tutoring via appointment, as they always have done, both online and in person in the MLC.